Monday, August 8, 2011

White Paws and a Dream by Stormy Glenn

White Paws and a Dream

Midnight Matings

[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters]

The Gathering is called. The spell is cast. There is no escaping the Midnight Matings.

When Ifan Vashnikov is summoned to the Great Gathering and learns of the plan set up by UPAC, he decides he'd rather go feral than be forced to take a mate. Before he can voice his decision to the elders, he finds himself mated.

But his mating is not the usual mating. For one, he didn't drink the spiked champagne like everyone else, so he isn't in heat. Two, his mate is being protected for his own safety. Misha is a dreamwalker, the most powerful dreamwalker in over a thousand years. Because of that, he is being hunted. People want to use his powers for evil.

Misha just wants to settle down somewhere quiet with his dream mate. When he's rescued and taken to the UPAC headquarters, he finally meets the man he has been sharing dreams with for over a year-the man he fell in love with-but Ifan doesn't seem to know him. When danger comes, Misha doesn't know whether to turn to Ifan or run for his life.
Story Excerpt

He headed for the front doors. Only his quick reflexes kept him from being part of the chaos going on around him. He was getting more fed up with each passing moment. When a sudden blaring pain shot through his back, Ifan breathed deeply and turned to stare at a man holding the remains of a chair in his hand.

"Are you out of your fucking mind?" he shouted as he wrenched the chair away from the man and tossed it across the room. He distantly heard it crash into the wall. "I am not going to mate you."

He didn't want a mate. He didn't want anyone messing with his life. He liked living alone. He didn't want someone coming in and messing with the quiet existence he had created for himself.

"The elders gave us twenty four hours to find a mate or go feral," the man snickered. "It doesn't look to me like you have a choice."

"There are always choices."

The man's mouth dropped open. "You'd rather die than find a mate?"

"I don't want a mate," Ifan growled.

"Who does?" The man laughed. "I was having way too much fun playing without one but going feral doesn't sound like much of a choice."

Ifan shrugged. If he went feral, he went feral. He wasn't going to be forced into mating anyone, no matter what the elders wanted. "It's not going to happen, so go find someone else to play with."

The man smirked. "Your loss, big boy. I could rock your world."

"And I could end yours."

The man shrugged until someone else caught his interest and then he was running across the room. Ifan clenched his jaw. Some days it just didn't pay to get out of bed. Ifan turned and headed for the doors again. The quicker he got out of here, the quicker he could go feral and hopefully be put out of his misery.

Maybe he had lived on his own too long but he didn't like people as a general rule. Humans were too bent on destroying paranormals and paranormals were too bent on destroying each other. It was a vicious circle Ifan wanted no part of.

He just wanted to go back to his little cottage in the woods and be left alone, and he didn't want to bring anyone with him. At this point, going feral was looking pretty damn good. At least it might put him out of his long misery.

Ifan stepped out ballroom doors and headed down the long stone hallway toward the exit. He rounded a corner just in time to see a ball of fire shooting out from some man's fingers hit a guard in the chest, crumpling him to the floor. The other guard advanced, and a blond haired man swung out, connecting solidly with his jaw and sending the man to the ground next to the first guard.

Ifan quickly decided this was not the place to be. He avoided fights whenever he could help it. Fighting just seemed to be a worthless pursuit. Someone always got hurt, and sometimes killed. Ifan didn't want to be responsible for that.

It was yet another reason he didn't want a mate. Siberian tigers were very territorial, especially white Siberian tigers. That was one of the reasons he chose to live alone, that, and the fact that most of his breed were extinct. Apparently, his white fur coat was highly prized by hunters.

Ifan's eyes widened when one of the men suddenly ran for the door. The next thing he knew, the little man was flung backward, rolling ass over end until he sprawled on the ground at the blond man's feet.

Nope, he didn't want any part of this. Ifan turned and went back down the hallway. There had to be another way out of this damn castle. Ifan glanced into the ballroom as he passed it. The chaos seemed to have calmed to a dull roar and the elders were returning, walking up onto the stage.

Ifan paused. Maybe he was going about this the wrong way. Dying wasn't that scary to Ifan. Going feral and being put down wasn't even that scary. Having a mate terrified him. Maybe he could just skip through to the ending without all of the hassle?

Ifan drew in a deep breath, contemplating his next move. He could feel his tiger right under his skin, pacing, agitated. He felt the need to extend his claws, to shift and chase something down.

Ifan was an old shifter, nearing two thousand years. He'd been alone for the last two hundred of those years. Not since he was a young cub had he not been able to control his tiger but the hot burning itch that was starting to crawl across his skin was clawing at his control.

Suddenly decided, Ifan crossed the ballroom floor and headed right for the elder dais. They could end him now and forgo all of the rest if this crazy scheme of theirs. He wasn't going to take a mate.

Ifan reached the dais and clasped his hands together, giving the elders a respectful bow. No matter how fucked up he thought their plan was, he refused to give on his personal values, one of which was being respectful to the United Paranormal Alliance of Cooperation, or UPAC, as most paranormals called them.

"Elders, please forgive my intrusion."

"Ifan Vashnikov," one elder said. Ifan recognized him as Elder Lucas, the elder of the Felid Clan. "I did not expect to see you at this year's gathering. My understanding was that you never leave your forest."

"I was sent an invitation."

"Good, good." Elder Lucas smiled. The elder glanced at the space around Ifan, an eyebrow raised. "Have you come to have your mating recorded?"

"I am sorry to say I have been unable to find a suitable mate." Ifan wished he could roll his eyes at the council of elders and let them really know what he thought of their grand plan. Again, his sense of honor raised its ugly head. "As such, I am requesting that-"

"No mate?" Elder Lucas said. "A man of your stature? I'm surprised, Ifan."

Ifan frowned. There were times in his life when something significant occurred. It was always preluded by a cold shiver down his spine. Ifan was feeling such a shiver right that instant. The elders had something up their sleeve and it involved him.

Ifan started to get an itchy feel at the back of his neck as he watched Elder Lucas lean over and whisper into the ear of the elder sitting next to him. He had missed enough great gatherings to not know all of the elders. Many had come and gone over the years.

Elder Lucas was smiling as he sat forward. The elder next to him began to write in some large book. Ifan clenched his jaw. He wasn't going to like this. He just knew it. Ifan braced himself.

"Ifan Vashnikov, your mating has been recorded."

Adult Excerpt

Misha started panting softly but he still didn't make a sound. His eyes, however, glowed. Ifan could see Misha's need shinning in the pale blue depths. The more he touched and teased, the more blue bled out of Misha's eyes. It was fascinating to watch.

"Watch me, Misha."

Ifan wanted Misha's eyes on him. He wanted to continue to see the desire burning in them as he pleasured the man. Keeping their eyes locked together, Ifan moved down Misha's body, planting a kiss here and there, a lick of his tongue. By the time he reached Misha's cock, the man's eyes had turned white.

Ifan grabbed Misha's ass cheeks and spread them apart. He suddenly found it difficult to swallow when he got a good look at the sweet pink hole waiting for him. Misha looked so tight that Ifan began to wonder if the man had ever been breached before. Maybe he would be the first to bring pleasure to the sweet little man.

Ifan let his tongue shift, going from human to the long, sandpapery one of a Siberian tiger. Being as old as he was, Ifan was able to change different parts of his body at will. He didn't have to fully shift.

Ifan dragged his tongue between Misha's ass cheeks. A tangy burst of earthy flavors blasted across his tongue. Ifan growled and did it again, wanting more. As addictive as Misha tasted, Ifan saw a lot of ass licking in his future.

He knew Misha liked it. The little man's body arched into the air and his hands grabbed large handfuls of Ifan's hair. Ifan licked again and again, pressing in with his tongue a little each time until Misha began to loosen up.

Ifan paused for a moment and stroked his thumb over Misha's puckered entrance. He bit his lip to keep from growling when it was sucked right in. Misha was going to be the death of him. He just knew it. Misha's body was made for sex.

Ifan began licking again, alternating between pressing his tongue into Misha's ass and pushing his thumb in. After a few minutes, he moved to pressing his fingers into the tight circle of muscles.

Once he could safely get three fingers inside without hurting Misha, Ifan scooted up just a bit. Misha's cock looked almost painful in its hardness. Drops of pre-cum glistened on the purple mushroom shaped head.

Misha wasn't huge, not by Ifan's standards, but he was the perfect size to be sucked, and that's just what Ifan did. As he shoved three fingers deep into Misha's ass, he swallowed Misha's cock down to the root.

He winced when Misha almost ripped out a handful of his hair. The man's body started bucking against him, vibrating with need. Misha may have been silent but he had a spectacular way of speaking. Ifan wanted to hear more.

He licked Misha's cock like an ice cream cone, making sure he swiped his tongue over the man's ball sac. When Misha started pulling more insistently on his hair, Ifan sucked the man's entire cock into his mouth.

Misha arched and stiffened. Ifan quickly backed up until just the head of Misha's cock remained in his mouth. He thrust his fingers into the man's ass and curved them until he felt the walnut sized gland in the man's ass.

Stroking that sweet spot was like setting off a stick of dynamite. Ifan grunted as Misha's legs came up and clamped around him. Sweet hot liquid filled his mouth. Misha bucked against fan several times then went limp. His hands dropped down to the bed. Even his legs fell to his sides.

Ifan glanced up, concern warring with his need to keep sucking Misha's cock. Despite Misha's sated state, his eyes still watched Ifan intently. Ifan groaned and pulled his fingers out of Misha's ass. He scooted up and knelt between the man's legs and reached for the bottle of lotion on the nightstand.

Ifan quickly spread the lotion on his aching cock then dribbled some down between Misha's ass cheeks. He dropped the bottle on the bed and reached for Misha, grabbing the man by his hips and pulling him up until the head of his cock pressed against Misha's puckered hole.

"You ready, Misha?" he asked as he looked up.

Misha simply stroked his fingers over the mating seal on Ifan's arm. Ifan took that as a yes and pushed forward. His eyes dropped closed and his head fell back on his shoulders as he sank into the tightest, hottest ass he had ever had.

"Fuck!" Ifan shouted as his balls brushed up against Misha's body.

Never, in his entire existence, had he felt such pleasure before. The tight muscles surrounding his cock could make him to come without a single movement on his part. They seemed to grip him, massage him, and keep him hostage inside Misha's body.

Misha's legs wrapped around Ifan's waist and he tugged on his arms. Ifan grinned and took that as Misha's silent demand to move. Going slow just wasn't possible, not as close as Ifan was to coming.

The pleasure was pure and explosive. Each thrust sent Ifan higher. After a few moments, he didn't know where he ended and Misha began. It felt like they were made to be fit together, two molded halves of the same whole.

Misha's body cradled Ifan perfectly, giving him just enough room to move. The man's legs locked around Ifan's waist, his hips moving and lifting with each thrust. Ecstasy started throbbing through Ifan. He could feel the head of his cock expanding, ready to explode inside of Misha and claim the man as his.

Misha's eyes glowed with an inner light as he tilted his head back and exposed his throat. Ifan growled loudly and sank his teeth into Misha's neck just over the soft pulse beating rapidly in the soft curve. Sweet hot blood filled Ifan's mouth, the sweetest thing he had ever tasted. Ifan sucked more into his mouth.

A blinding white light enveloped Ifan, exploding in his head. He felt a tether snap into place between him and Misha as their souls entwined. Ifan was filled with an amazing sense of completeness, something he had never really felt before.


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